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Software Library: ZZT

Tim Sweeney

ZZT is an ANSI character-based video game, created in 1991 by Tim Sweeney of Potomac Computer Systems which became Epic MegaGames in 1992. It remains a popular MS-DOS game creation system. ZZT itself is not an acronym for anything; its title was chosen so it would always appear at the bottom of newsgroup listings. It was later jokingly mentioned by Sweeney as being short for Zoo of Zero Tolerance, which has mistakenly become a popular belief.



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Software Library: ZZT
by Epic MegaGames, Inc.
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Developed by Epic MegaGames, Inc. Released 1991 Platform DOS Published by Epic MegaGames, Inc. Official Site ZZT Perspective Top-down Genre Action, Puzzle Description A text-mode action/puzzle game, ZZT already comes with a variety of game worlds. However, the real appeal of this game is the level editor with its scripting capability, which allows the creation of an unlimited number of new scenarios, stories, characters, traps, machines, and anything else players can think of. From...
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Software Library: ZZT
by Robojim
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by Darby Janssen
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: zalda README.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: Contributions
by SNK
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Metal Slug 3 (NGM-2560) by SNK (2000)
Software Library: Contributions
by Microprose
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Civilization is an old DOS strategy game, developed by MicroProse Software, designed by Sid Meier, Bruce Campbell Shelley and published by MicroProse Software in 1991. Manual in HTML: https://www.civfanatics.com/civ1/manual/civ1_man.htm
Topics: Civilization, Sid Meier, Microprose
Software Library: ZZT
by Country Games
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Arcade
Software Library: Contributions
by Midway Games
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eye 910
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CarnEvil (v1.0.3) by Midway Games (1998)
Software Library: Contributions
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Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Street Fighter (Euro 970625) by Capcom (1997)
Software Library: ZZT
by bitbot
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Game created using the Super ZZT engine.
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: Contributions
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Knights of Valour 3 (V104 China Hong Kong Taiwan) by IGS (2011)
Software Library: ZZT
by Epic MegaGames, Inc.
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Developed by Epic MegaGames, Inc. Released 1992 Platform DOS Published by Epic MegaGames, Inc. Perspective Top-down Genre Action, Puzzle Description Super ZZT is the sequel to ZZT . There are five large game boards included with different puzzles and storylines. From Mobygames.com. Original Entry
Software Library: ZZT
by SAM VINCI
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: pokemonzzz.txt
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Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Flimsy Parkins
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: FLIMTOWN.txt
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
The King of Fighters '98 - The Slugfest - King of Fighters '98 - Dream Match Never Ends (NGM-2420) by SNK (1998)
Software Library: ZZT
by Terry Bates
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Readme.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action
Software Library: Contributions
by Capcom
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Street Fighter Alpha 3 (Euro 980904) by Capcom (1998)
Software Library: ZZT
by Chris Kohler
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: LEGENDS.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Arcade
Software Library: ZZT
by cheezitman2001
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Mario PC.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure, Comedy
Software Library: ZZT
by _ry0suke_
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: kiddy fun.txt
Topic: ZZT games
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by Lynx & WiL
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: PAC.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Arcade
Software Library: Macintosh
by Douglas Adams, The Voyager Company
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HyperCard "expanded book" version of the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Trilogy of Four (released before Mostly Harmless was written). Published by The Voyager Company in December 1991. See attached image files for scans of packaging.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Douglas Adams, HyperCard
Software Library: Contributions
by SNK Playmore
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The King of Fighters 2003 (NGM-2710) by SNK Playmore (2003)
Software Library: ZZT
by Anarchy
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Quake Arena.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Multiplayer, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by bitbot
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favorite 1
comment 0
Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure, RPG
Software Library: Contributions
by Yuki Enterprise - SNK Playmore
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Samurai Shodown V Special - Samurai Spirits Zero Special (NGM-2720) by Yuki Enterprise - SNK Playmore (2004)
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by Konami/Bemani
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The first bemani game ever. NOTICE: The mame here doesn't seem to load the game. You might have to download it and load it up on the standard mame 
Topics: Arcade game, games
Software Library: ZZT
by Blue*Ice
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: Contributions
by Digital Cafe
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Chex Quest 1 & 2 with beginning and end animation. The game starts with a batch file called "LAUNCHER.BAT".  For some reason it poops out in this online version of DOSBox. It works fine on my home computer though. I was able to get the two videos (SMK files) to play using a DOS version of Smacker Player.
Topic: Chex Quest 1 2 doom tc 3D shooter
Software Library: ZZT
by Tim Labonte
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: alin3d.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
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by Justin G.
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Warcraftzzt.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Simulation, Strategy
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by Hydra78
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: GLORY.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
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by Nemesis
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Pokemon1.txt
Topics: ZZT games, RPG, Adventure, Font
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by Living Books
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Testing windows 3.1 emulation in browser THIS WORKS!! But it looks like someone else already made an in-browser version of this game, but of course did it better. Still, I think this was ok for a first try, nice to see how things work! And hey, that's why I uploaded this as a test item. Into the memory hole with you!
Topic: living books
Software Library: Contributions
by Lion
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This is a utility that converts a series of PCX images into a slideshow in SMC format, which can be played back on a SNES emulator or a real SNES.  It was created by Lion in 1995 (hence the name), and distributed to various BBS's before being lost to time.  I managed to find this in a derelict BBS archive and decided to upload it here to keep it preserved. Be sure to read the included documentation. archive.org has the option to emulate this software in-browser, but this is not particularly...
Topics: SNES, Super Nintendo, homebrew, utility, MS DOS
Software Library: Contributions
by Eolith - Playmore
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The King of Fighters 2002 (NGM-2650 ~ NGH-2650) by Eolith - Playmore (2002)
Software Library: ZZT
by T-800
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: MARVEL VERSUS DC.txt
Topic: ZZT games
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by Daemon Lotos
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Mariorpg.txt
Topics: ZZT games, RPG
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by Viovis Acropolis
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: c64xmas.txt
Topic: ZZT games
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by bucket
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: RE.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action
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by David Newton
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Castlzzt.txt
Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
by MyuuKNUX
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: sonicdemo_readme.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure, Demo
Software Library: ZZT
by Michael Barash
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: SuperFrog.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by Matt Dabrowski
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: BURGERJ.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Simulation
Software Library: ZZT
by Rasel Noor
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: simlife.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Simulation, Adventure
Software Library: Contributions
by Rare
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Killer Instinct 2 by Rare (1995)
Software Library: ZZT
by MYoshiH
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: upload(1).txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action, Adventure, Comedy
Software Library: Contributions
by Arika
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Tetris the Absolute The Grand Master 2 by Arika (2000)
Software Library: Contributions
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Knights of Valour 2 New Legend (V302 Oversea) by IGS (2008)
Software Library: ZZT
by Viovis Acropolis
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: bubbutt.txt
Topics: ZZT games, 24hoZZT
Software Library: ZZT
by dave2
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Donkey Kong.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by Rasel Noor
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: paranoia.txt Readme file: paranoia.htm
Topics: ZZT games, Puzzle, Horror
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by Nixon
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Diablo.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action
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by Teraptus13
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: DUKEINFO.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Action
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by Parell
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Read1st.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
Software Library: ZZT
by kcnrogers
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Breakout!.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Arcade
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by jakob_666
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: bbath.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Horror, Action
Software Library: ZZT
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by Fishfood
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: FF.txt
Topics: ZZT games, RPG
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by DJ Furby
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: GENERAL.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Side scroller
Software Library: ZZT
by John Thyer
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A ZZT videogame by John Thyer. You can play my other games at farawaytimes.com .
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Topic: ZZT games
Software Library: ZZT
by David Newton
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Merc.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Dungeon, RPG
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by eRN56
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: faloutse.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action, Adventure
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by Brain Bomber
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: SonicZZT.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action
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by Dr. Dos
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World created using the ZZT engine. 2019 is a collection of various experiments and scrapped projects made throughout 2019 (and in some cases previous years). It was inspired by Rabbitboots's "Doodads 2018".
Topics: ZZT, Engine, Utility
Software Library: ZZT
by David Hetrick
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Action, Anti-Barney
Software Library: ZZT
by Ultima
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: ULTIMATXT.txt
Topics: ZZT games, RPG, Action, Puzzle
Software Library: ZZT
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Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
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by OrangeFox
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: SONICPAD.TXT
Topics: ZZT games, Action, Adventure
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by Nixon
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: BOULDERD.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Puzzle
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by Adam LaChapelle
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comment 0
Game created using the ZZT engine.
Topics: ZZT games, Action
Software Library: ZZT
by bitbot
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ZZTV is a community project started by Dark FLR in 1998. ZZTers can create and contribute channels, which are small ZZT worlds that can contain any kind of content the author wishes: previews of upcoming games, artwork, minigames, stories, etc... These channels are traditionally given names that begin with the "#" symbol (e.g., "#bakedcheese"). All of the channels are sent to the person in charge of ZZTV; the project leader is then responsible for compiling the contributions...
Topic: ZZT diskmags
Software Library: ZZT
by Insom
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: Winders.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Adventure
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by Benco
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: OddworldZZT.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Side scroller, Puzzle
Software Library: ZZT
by Darby Janssen
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Game created using the ZZT engine. Readme file: zalda README.txt
Topics: ZZT games, Action, RPG